Still The King features Billy Ray Cyrus as Vernon Brownmule, aka "Burnin' Vernon," a scandal-ridden, washed-up, one-hit-wonder who was kicked out of country music, only to emerge 20 years later as the second best Elvis impersonator around. After crashing into an old country church sign during a drunken bender, he is arrested and sentenced to return and serve as the church's handyman as part of his parole. Along the way, he pretends to be the congregation's new minister and reconnects with a former one-night-stand, when he learns he has a 15-year-old daughter he's never met.
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This one lands somewhere between a pleasant surprise and better-than-expected.Uncle Barky Full Review
Cyrus is surrounded by a talented cast, many of whom could have compensated for his lack of ability if the script were better than middling. But it’s tough to ignore how thin the writing is for the female characters, particularly Debbie.Variety Full Review
Few of the jokes land and although the show gets mild props for its series premiere cliffhanger (and to a lesser degree the out-of-left field resolution in episode two), Still the King looks shoddy and fails to produce many laughs.Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review